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The Station Master
The Station Master
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Portrait (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 2600Z
Location: Hamilton New Zealand
Date: Mar 11, 2004
Galleries: Vintage, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2004

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Statistics
Place: 11 out of 135
Avg (all users): 6.6210
Avg (commenters): 7.7778
Avg (participants): 6.5700
Avg (non-participants): 6.6639
Views since voting: 2503
Votes: 219
Comments: 31
Favorites: 3 (view)


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03/28/2004 12:20:34 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club..

Hi Train...

This is an excellent portrait. It's simple and straightforward. The uniform and had create some interest for me as a viewer, even thought I'm not acquainted with the subject in any way. Viewing the image makes me wonder about this man's career. The look in his eyes tells me that he probably has a lot of stories to share.

The only room for improvement that I see is some possible cleanup of the background on the right side of the image.

I gave this photo a 10... excellent work :)

John Setzler
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/21/2004 05:55:49 PM
I think black and white did something for this photo that colour could not do
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03/21/2004 05:52:24 PM
This is very interesting- the guy seems so sweet- you can just tell he's a nice man who loves his job- 10!
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03/21/2004 08:29:23 AM
very fine - could go one the Station wall or displayed anywhere
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03/21/2004 07:36:34 AM
Excellent! I would try to get the subject a bit further away from the background so that the wrinkles in the BG don't show. You've done a very good job of eliminating any reflections in the eyeglasses while retaining catchlights in the eyes and you've portrayed a man obviously proud of what he is and proud to serve his public! Very powerful image.
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03/21/2004 05:23:48 AM
such a formal headshot really fits well with the importance of the man in uniform. Could have done with a bigger distance to the background to get it out of focus.
03/21/2004 12:00:14 AM
looks classic. well done
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03/19/2004 09:07:05 PM
This is very well done. I love the sepia feel and the whole old fashion look. It reminds me of old photos of my grandfather. The man in your photo looks very warm hearted. It shows through his eyes and smile. Good correction of glass glare. You've done well. I wish you best of luck with this.
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03/19/2004 07:26:36 PM
Well taken portrait, takes me back a few years. Very good lighting (9)
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03/18/2004 04:00:10 PM
very nicely done...a perfect example of portraiture...the coloring is good & he looks very comfortable...10
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03/17/2004 10:47:15 PM
I just keep coming back to this photo for some reason. It's great! So much character in is face and I love the tones and lightness of this photo. It has a very noble feel to it. Very nice job. Bumped up to an 8 :)
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03/17/2004 08:42:33 PM
Nice job making this look like an old photo.
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03/17/2004 04:02:01 PM
Great use of sepia, wonderful composition, this guy has a great face and I love the uniform. - 7
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03/16/2004 07:34:02 PM
Handsome Devil! Tone fits. BOL
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03/16/2004 04:07:41 PM
Lost of Character....Many stories told.
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03/16/2004 11:35:33 AM
Nice, formal portrait. Tones are very nice, but the highlights could be just a tad brighter. Very nice work. 9
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03/16/2004 07:38:36 AM
Beautiful attempt... nice and sharp. 6 for me
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03/15/2004 09:13:51 PM
very well done.. the background is really elegant, well-blend with the model....and the model is in his best posture... gave you 10 for this...
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03/15/2004 05:27:21 PM
wonderful portrait
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03/15/2004 03:36:09 PM
Do they still make them like this? :)) A lovely prortrait in the classical style. An evocative and meaningful portrayal of a man who has lived his profession. Very nice work. 9
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03/15/2004 12:07:24 PM
THis is exactly who I picture when I think "station manager." Great subject and capture. Good luck!
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03/15/2004 10:54:08 AM
Professional looking business shot. I like this. Your tones are really wonderful and the lighting is also very good. Nice work. Congrats.
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03/15/2004 10:13:01 AM
The black and white doesn't do much for me here. I find it rather boring, but you do focus on his face.
03/15/2004 09:59:58 AM
I really like this! Wonderful toning, makes it look like it could have been taken at any point in the past. Very clear and sharp, has interest, full of personality, great composition. Just really great!
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03/15/2004 09:02:12 AM
Judging by the insignias..someone has been doing a bit of searching in the attic?
Great image of bygone times
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03/15/2004 08:01:30 AM
simple, classic style ... well done
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03/15/2004 06:32:34 AM
Quite a formal portrait, well lit especially considering the challenge of shadows from the peaked hat. The sepia works well - perhaps the background would have been less intrusive if it was further away but it is a nice study anyway.
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03/15/2004 02:34:23 AM
Nice focus and clarity. I like how detailed this shot is.
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03/15/2004 02:19:26 AM
hi dad!
nice photo mum
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03/15/2004 01:11:12 AM
I think this is a great example of a nicely done traditional shot. I like the choice of the tones here too.
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03/15/2004 12:07:51 AM
I really like the tone of this picture! Nice job!
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